Author Archives: Falcon

DT 28586

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28586

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have been experiencing a rather lovely autumn although the forecast tells us that a bit of nasty weather is in the offing.

There is no doubt about the creator of this puzzle.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28568

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have enjoyed an exceptional autumn following a rather disappointing summer. For the last couple of months, we have enjoyed mid-summer-like weather.… Read More

DT 28538

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28538

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Greetings from Ottawa where summer has finally arrived. Temperatures are nudging 30° C and the skies are virtually cloudless. This weather is typical of mid-July, not mid-September. Mind you, I am not complaining but just enjoying it while it lasts.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28514

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Greetings from Ottawa where the summer has been a mixed bag but generally cooler and wetter than normal. On Monday, we witnessed a partial eclipse of the sun.… Read More

DT 28484

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28484

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have endured an incredibly wet spring and summer to date. However, we may have finally turned the corner and hopefully dryer weather is ahead.… Read More

DT 28460

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28460

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Greetings from Ottawa where preparations are in full swing for our 150th birthday party on July 1.

Having been travelling for much of the last month — two weeks in Northern Ireland and northern Ireland followed by a visit with relatives upon my return to Canada, this is the first puzzle that I have solved in quite some time (and the rust is clearly evident).… Read More

DT 28436

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28436

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Greetings from Ottawa where the city is revelling in Playoff Fever. The NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series between our beloved Senators and the defending champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, is even at three games apiece.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28418

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have endured one of the rainiest Aprils on record and serious flooding is occurring in low-lying areas. Fortunately, my home is high and dry.… Read More

DT 28382

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28382

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Greetings from Ottawa where we are enduring what hopefully will prove to be the last frigid blast of winter. A day or two ago, we were basking in temperatures in the mid-teens.… Read More

DT 28358

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28358

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Greetings from Ottawa where we are experiencing a spell of unseasonably warm weather. It feels more like the end of March than mid-February. I understand that temperatures are actually forecast to reach virtually unheard of double digits in the next few days.… Read More